Thanks for the wonderful response

The community has been simply amazing in reaching out with copious time, abundant resources, heartfelt dedication and continuous energy in assisting all efforts to help arson victims from the multiple fires that took place Sunday, Oct. 3.

Saboor Zafari owns Angela’s restaurant, which burned just before its grand opening. On behalf of the Friends of Saboor’s Arson Relief Fund, I want to especially thank the owners of Alameda’s bars and eateries.

These include the Rathskeller at the Elks Lodge, Trabocco, Pappo, Café Q, Sidestreet Pho, American Oak, Speisekammer, East End, Bowzer’s Pizza, Lola’s Chicken Shack, Linguini’s Pizza, C’era Una Volta, Monkey King Pub & Grub, Lost Weekend, TASTE at McGee’s and Tuckers Ice Cream.
These businesses created and conducted numerous efforts throughout the week, including Sunday Fund Day — which provided fundraising from sunrise to sunset, in a joyous eat, drink and be merry fashion!

Thanks also to the city of Alameda and its Social Services and Human Relations Board; the Alameda Chamber of Commerce, the Alameda Sun, the Alameda Journal, Jim Franz and Joe Dalipe, whose outreach got the word out and the staffing/performing assistance needed.

Announcements of upcoming events for Saboor’s Arson Relief Fund are available via and

Jeannie Graham, Friends of Saboor’s Arson Relief Committee